The institute formulates core projects that form the focus of the ICI's activities.
Fellows are invited to join their individual projects to the core project and work through common, focused questions in weekly colloquia and other encounters at the ICI.
Within the same thematic frame, the ICI organizes and hosts, ideally in co-operation with partners, a variety of events, such as conferences, workshops, lecture series, salons, readings, performances, film series, and concerts. It is conceived as a space to experiment also with new formats of intellectual and cultural encounters.
The ICI aims at a public impact in manifold ways, in addition to less tangible ways also through recordings of its events -
- and print publications.
The ICI also organizes and/or supports a variety of other events fitting its concept of Cultural Inquiry and connected with its running core project (currently "tension/Spannung").